Wisconsin Library Heritage Center

The Wisconsin Library Heritage Center is a program of the Wisconsin Library Association Foundation promoting understanding and appreciation of the history of libraries and librarianship in Wisconsin.

Subscribe to feed Viewing entries tagged UW-Milwaukee School of Information Studies

Education for Librarianship in Wisconsin

Posted by Larry Nix
Larry Nix
Larry Nix has not set their biography yet
User is currently offline
on Friday, July 29, 2016
in WLA 125
pc-wi-slisc-int-f-72
 
pc-wi-slis-int-72
 
Education for librarianship in Wisconsin dates back to 1895 when the newly created Wisconsin Free Library Commission (WFLC) sponsored the first Summer School of Library Economy.  The summer school was the idea of Frank Hutchins, the Commission's first Secretary.  The school was personally financed by library legislative champion Senator James H. Stout and was directed by Katharine Sharp, director of the Library School of the Armour Institute in Chicago. A full time Wisconsin Library School, still under the auspices of the WFLC, was founded in 1906 and housed on the second floor of the Madison Public Library. Mary Emogene Hazeltine was its first Perceptor or Principal. She served in this capacity until 1938. In 1938 administrative control of the library school was moved from the WFLC to the University of Wisconsin. It is now the School of Library and Information Studies at UW-Madison and it is fully accredited by the American Library Association.  More on its history can be found HERE. A second library school was established at UW-Milwaukee in 1976. It is now the School of Information Studies and is accredited by the American Library Association. It is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. 
 
The postcard above shows the second floor atrium of the Madison Public Library when it was located in the building financed by Andrew Carnegie, now razed.  It was here that the Wisconsin Library School was located from 1906 to 1938.  Carnegie gave additional funding to enable the library school to be located in the public library building. The message on the back of the postcard which was mailed in 1925 is from library school faculty member Winifred Davis to Mrs. N. A. Cushman, Librarian of the Reedsburg Public Library.  Davis invites Cushman to visit a library school exhibit at the University Exposition.
 
wla125logo-small
Recent comment in this post Show all comments
  • Kathleen Mance says #
    My Grandmother received a certificate from the Library School on June 20, 1932.

Categories

Popular Tags

Beaver Dam Public Library Hall of Fame 2015 Peter G. Hamon CCBC 14 Hall of Fame 2015 cam Eager Free Public Library presentations Increase A. Lapham hall of library exhibit Campaign Dianne McAfee Hopkins Campaing for Wisconsin Libraries S. Janice Kee Suring Area Public Library Tower Hill Wisconsin UW-Madison school of library and information studies Academic Libraries Wisconsin State Law Library Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries Campaign Black River Falls Public Library campaign 21 Zona Gale campaign Hall of Fame 2016 Hall of Fame 2013 Library celebrations ca Bob Bochfer Publications Gerald A. Somers Hall of Fame 2010 Superior Carnegie Libraries Library Trustees Cooperative Children's Book Center trav Edward Asahel Birge Centennial Wisconsin Library Heritage Center background Cam bookworm caly film Marjorie Sornson Malmberg Irene W. Newman Postcards Governor's Conference on Library and Information Services 11 Wisconsin Federation of Women's Clubs Ruby Roeder Library Buildings Library people Postcards UW-Milwaukee Libraries Bernard Schwab WAAL James Duane Doty T. B. Scott Free Public Library Lucy E. Smith Morris Events Special libraries National Library Week Uncategorized Pewaukee Public Library Lutie Stearns Carnegie libraries membership libraries Postcards Wayne A. Wiegand Wisconsin Historical Society Wisconsin Association of Academic Librarians WLA 125 American Library Association Library War Service Ripon Public Library Cornelia Marving Pierce Wisconsin Rapids archives Orrilla Blackshear Wisconsin Free Library Commission Wisconsin Free Library Commission Elroy Public Library Woman's Congress Katharine MacDonald Jones WHCLIS COLAND Buttons Library people WLA 125 Milwaukee Art Museum Hall of Fame 2012 WLA 125 Delia Ovitz Hall Parcel post library memorabilia Clarence Brown Lester John J. Jax J. D. Witter Campaign Lowell W. Wilson James Huff Stout Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries Charles Bunge Digital Collections Portage Public Library Hall of Fame 2015 World War I Matthew S. Dudgeon Postcards Hall of Fame 2017 Wisconsin Library Bulletin Appleton Public Library Anniversaries Hall of Fame 2008 Hall of Fame 2018 Milwaukee Public Library campa Louise S. Robbins Brown Deer Public Library Council on Library and Network Development Hall of Fame 2011 National Bookmobile Day state historical society William J. Wilson caly film WWI Library War Service Jerome P. Daniels School of Library and Information Studies bed and breakfast Library Artifacts School libraries Events & Meetings Library e People Marketing-Publicity Dorothea M. Krause Public library systems 23 Public libraries Wisconsin State Normal School-Milwaukee Library Buidlings Nolan I. Neds Gertrude Thurow Academic Librarians Bookmobiles caly film Wilbur Lyle Eberhart Association of Library Trustees Advocates and Friends Anniversaries Madison Public Library Hall of Fame 2015 Manitowoc Public Library Lutie Eugenia Stearns Pinback buttons DeForest Area Public Library Hall of Fame 2014 Hall fo Fame 2012 Soughton Public Library Clinton Public Library Wisconsin Library Association traveling libraries Robert Bocher Helen Adams Hall of Fame 2018 Library People 10 Brown Deer Public Library Sandra Friedman Dolnick Sarah Janice Kee Public libraries Frank Avery Hutchins buil Inform Wisconsin books-by-mail Rusk County Community Library Carl Spitzweg Meter mail slogans Wisconsin Library Trustees and Friends Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries State Law Library Black River Falls Klaus Linderfelt Milwaukee Public Library Oshkosh Public Library library legislation Hall of Fame 2015 Ruth Ann Montgomery Eratus Swift Wilcox Jane K. Billings Library History campaign WLA 125 Wisconsin Literary Travel Guide UW-Milwaukee School of Information Studies Larry T. Nix White House Conference on Library and Information Services 24 Exhibits Hall of Fame 2012 Brown County Library Capitol Fire 1904 library education Hall of Fame 2012 Hartford Public Library Hall of Fame 2009 Kimberly-Little Chute Public Library Events & Meetings Evansville Wisconsin Library Systems Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries American Library Association Historical Register Richard E. Krug 22 Gilbert H. Doane 20 Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries Middleton Public Library 27 I Love Libraries anniversaries McMillan Memorial Library Ice Storm Beloit Public Library 28 John Miller Chancellor Amer

Wisconsin Library Association Foundation Logo